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Our School Policies
At Montessori School of Chantilly, we want to create the best environment for your child to learn, grow, and develop. As a parent with a child who attends our school, there are a few policies and bits of information we would like you to know. Please read the information below to learn more about our school and policies that we would like you to help us follow. If you have any questions feel free to contact us. We are happy to answer any of your questions and address your concerns.
Our Health Policy
We work hard to keep our school germ free and our students healthy. If your child is sick, we ask that you keep them at home. Schools are a great place for germs to spread quickly, which is why we want you to keep your child home if they are sick. If your child has a fever, diarrhea, or other signs of illness, please keep them home. Many of our parents are good about keeping their child home when they are feeling ill, but it is important that all parents follow this policy. It will help keep all of the students healthy. Our fever policy is 101 degrees. If we call you to pick your child up, they should not return the next day either.
Our Discipline Policy
Our school also takes discipline very seriously as well. It is common for children to get into conflicts, and oftentimes, we notice that most conflicts happen between friends. There are a few things we do to handle conflicts. Our discipline policy includes the following steps:
- Talking to the child about the issue.
- Using our quiet area when necessary.
- Talking to parents if a child is physical with another child or a child has persistent unacceptable behavior.
- Recommending a plan of action that is followed by both the school and parents at home for children who exhibits constant unacceptable behavior.
- Using positive methods of discipline which encourage self-control, self-direction, self-esteem, and cooperation.
- Prior to expecting good behavior, we tell them what is expected of them. Standards for good behavior are clearly communicated to the children at their level of understanding during the circle time and throughout the day.
- Redirecting the child to influence better behavior.
- Safety is our main priority and if a child is a danger to themselves or others, we will discuss with parents the option to discharge the child and help them find a more suited facility.
We try to solve every conflict as quickly and simply as possible. If you have questions about our discipline policy, please contact Montessori School of Chantilly today.
Our No-Bullying Policy
Our school also has a strict no-bullying policy. Our staff works to create a kind, positive, and respectful environment for all of the children. We do not tolerate bullying of any kind, whether it is physical or emotional. We hope that parents communicate with their children that bullying is never OK. If we see a child bullying another, we will follow our steps of disciplinary action. We want every student to feel safe, happy, and accepted at our school.
Our Payment Policy
Your child’s monthly tuition is due on the first of every month. However, our school gives you a grace period until the 5th of the month. We accept checks or you can pay online. If you use a credit card to pay, you will not be charged an additional fee. If you have any questions about paying tuition, please contact our school today! You can pay online through this link!
Along with our policies, we have a few reminders that every parent should keep in mind.
First, our curriculum starts at 8:30 am. A timely arrival ensures that we can cover everything on our agenda for the day and allows for optimal progress for each child. If your child is not here when we begin the curriculum, they will miss some of our lessons. Please also be sure to pick up your child on time because we have to adhere to strict parent and student ratios.
We would also like you to keep in mind that we do have a few food allergies and restrictions at our school. Please do not send any peanut products to school, even if it is a snack for your child. We have students who are allergic to peanuts, sesame, coconut, eggs, and shellfish. If you bring cake or cupcakes for a birthday, it must be store bought because we need to check the ingredients. We take this very seriously and ask that you do as well.
These are a few of the policies that our school follows that we want our parents to pay attention to. Please read through these policies and contact Montessori School of Chantilly if you have any questions. Together, we can help our school become the best place for your children to learn, grow, and develop.
If you are interested in enrolling your child at Montessori School of Chantilly, be sure to schedule a free tour! We are more than happy to show you and your child around and answer any questions you may have about our school. You can learn more about our programs and our school before your tour! We hope you and your child love our school and can join our family.